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Kingstown (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
Red pog.svg
Coordinates 13 ° 8 '40 "  N , 61 ° 13' 33"  W Coordinates: 13 ° 8 '40 "  N , 61 ° 13' 33"  W.
Basic data
Country St. Vincent and the Grenadines


Saint George
surface 5 km²
Residents 12,909 (2012 2012 census )
density 2,581.8  Ew. / km²
founding 1722

Kingstown [ ˈkɪŋztaʊn ] is the capital of the Monarchy of St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Parish Saint George on the south coast of the island of St. Vincent . With 12,909 inhabitants (2012 census) it is the largest city in the country.

The city is the seat of the Diocese of Kingstown .


Thanks to its seaport, the city is the center of the country's agricultural industry and offers connections from its ferry port to the Grenadines to the south , in particular to the island of Bequia . Kingstown is the home port of some well-known ships such as Paloma I , Syria Star , Zhen Hua 10 and A. v. Humboldt .

The airport ET Joshua Airport , located southeast of the city in the village of Arnos Vale , is the base of SVG Air . There are regular connections to the neighboring states of Barbados , St. Lucia , Grenada , Trinidad and Martinique with their intercontinental airports as well as connections to islands of the Grenadines such as Bequia, Mustique , Canouan and Union Island .


Kingstown was founded by the French in 1722 . In 1779 the British conquered the island. On January 24, 1793, William Bligh (known for the mutiny on the Bounty ) docked with the HMS Providence in the city's harbor and brought the first breadfruit seedlings to the island , among other plants .


  • The eight-hectare Botanical Garden , opened in 1765, is the oldest of the Leeward Islands .
  • The Anglican Cathedral of St. George dates from the early 19th century; St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral was built in 1935.
  • To the north of Kingstown on the west coast (approx. 20 km as the crow flies), parts of the film " Pirates of the Caribbean " were filmed in Wallilabou Bay near the settlement of Barrouallie . Remnants of the buildings created for the production of the film are still preserved in the bay.
  • Fort Duvernette and Young Island west of the Blue Lagoon
  • The Fort Charlotte , named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz , the Queen of England, is a fortress, which was built in 1806 on a nearly 200-meter-high cliff by the British.
Fort Duvernette (on top left) and Young Island, 1890s

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Kingstown  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ St Vincent and the Grenadines, Population and Housing Census Preliminary Report ( Memento of March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Commonwealth Secretariat: Geography St Vincent and the Grenadines ( Memento of December 5, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  3. ^ Internet site of the Diocese of Kingstown
  4. ^ Botanic Gardens Conservation International: St Vincent and the Grenadines Botanic Gardens , English; Retrieved December 7, 2011
  5. ^ Pirates of the Caribbean. In: Wallilabou Anchorage, accessed August 17, 2019 .
View from Fort Charlotte above Kingstown to the south of the island of Bequia